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Scrooge jibe at local authority

An Onchan MHK is accusing the village commissioners of behaving like Scrooge.

David Quirk (pictured) says an under-sevens football tournament between Christmas and the New Year could be called off, after the local authority issued an invoice for the use of facilities.

For the past five years, no charge has been made for staging the event at the Community Centre.

Mr Quirk - who is chairman of Onchan Football Club, which organises the event - is hoping the season of goodwill will persuade the commissioners to waive the £200 fee:

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